Sunday, September 22, 2013

REVIEW: Forged by Magic: Origins (The Forged Series Prequel) by Angela Orlowski-Peart

Forged by Magic: Origins

(The Forged Series Prequel)

By Angela Orlowski-Peart

Publication Date: May 31, 2013


Forged by Magic: Origins is a collection of FIVE short stories, featuring the characters from the Forged series. This is the first of two prequels to the series. Each story is told from a different character’s point-of-view.

Find out how the Amulet and Dasht-e Kavir have been created, and how the powers of the Universe opened the gates to other dimensions, inadvertently releasing unworldly supernatural creatures into the Human World.

This is a VERY SHORT book - it is perfect for a pleasurable "lunch read". Enjoy and please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you!

Prequel 2 will be published in July 2013. Book Two in the series, Forged by Coalescence, will be published in late September 2013.

Excerpt from "The Amulet" story:

A gasp tore from the sea of throats. All abominations ran away from the sphere, finally realizing they were not in their own worlds, but on Earth. And they were not welcome here. Some of them rushed through the closing doors to their own dimensions, either making it back in time, or becoming crushed and dissolving into nothingness. But most stayed there, drawn to a strange divergence of this new place.
The protective sphere shattered into thousands of small jagged pieces, sharp like glass. It burst outwards, as if chasing after the running creatures. One by one, the brothers vanished through the miasma of their colored magic. Acopoth stayed a while longer, watching the night sprawl over the desert. The whispers and cackles of the otherworldly creatures mixed with the stillness of the cooling air. Many eyes shone brightly in the blackness, some still or slowly blinking, the others darting in fright or looking for prey.
The new era on Earth had begun.
Ok, so I received Forged by Greed on NetGalley and went searching on Amazon and found that there was a prequel... SO I decided to purchase the prequel as I figured it might enlighten me a little and prepare me for the Forged By Greed... WELL.... This book is an anthology of short stories that helped me get to know the characters. Learning about Mage (a paranormal entity... not a person btw) WOW!! These brothers... just... :) Loved getting to know them..! I have read other books with Mage in them but this one was a bit different.. I liked it! Learning about the amulet with how it was created and why... (Amber btw... not my fav character... jussayin...) I don't want to give away any spoilers but my favorite of them all involves a volcano... (The author will understand ;) ). And with loving this book... I am not on to read the next book Forged by Greed.

All in all I give this book a 4 out of 5 Shields!

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